LeBron James registered a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers stormed back from a 19-point second-half deficit for a 118-112 win over the host Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Anthony Davis produced a season-low 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds in a return to his hometown, but James surged in the final minutes as the Lakers unleashed a 29-4 fourth-quarter run. And after he finished off his third consecutive triple-double - matching a feat he has accomplished twice before in his career - he sent the rest of the league a reminder of that.
All of this is to say that it wouldn't be outside the ordinary to expect the Los Angeles Lakers forward to begin slowing down at some point.
"Ya lady embarrassed to be with you", James said. "Obviously they turned the game around with that big run in the fourth". "This is three wins [in a row] for us, and I feel pretty happy about the way we performed". He struggled to stop LeBron and Wendell Carter Jr. didn't do much to help the Bulls defensive efforts finishing with a team-worst -16 plus/minus.
Cook's go-ahead basket energized the Lakers' bench and deflated the Bulls, who started the fourth quarter with a 93-80 lead.
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The 34-year-old James and his current team, the Los Angeles Lakers, have thus far been thriving during the first two weeks of the 2019-20 season.
"We've got to learn to finish", coach Jim Boylen said. "And we needed every minute of it".
The Lakers won all three games they played last week and have now gotten off to a 5-1 start, the best record in the Western Conference, with AD and LeBron James leading the charge.
When asked to clarify exactly what he said, Davis answered: "I said that I'm focused on the championship with the Lakers. We have to be able to win in adverse situations". Jamal Murray scored 21 points to lead six Nuggets in double figures while Jimmy Butler led Miami with 16 points. Despite averaging the 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game that Wade noted, his absence played a key part in the Lakers missing the postseason.
Kemba Walker was also on form for Boston, scoring 25 points, including six three-pointers. "I was glad I got a good block and got the crowd going".